Samuel Andres - March 26, 2023

How to Forgive

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:5–11 | Outline: I. Forgiveness is needed because people hurt people. 2 Cor 2:5 | II. Forgiveness withheld is punishment. 2 Cor 2:6 | III. Forgiveness turns away from grudging and towards loving. 2 Cor 2:7-8 | IV. Forgiveness is a willful act of obedience to Jesus. 2 Cor 2:9 | V. Forgiveness is always personal and sometimes communal. 2 Cor 2:10 | VI. Forgiveness withheld plays into Satan’s plans. 2 Cor 2:11


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April 7th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us on Good Friday as we gather in a solemn service to hear and sing about the story and suffering of the cross and then partake in the Lord’s Supper together. Childcare provided for 0-3 years old.

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Resurrection Sunday, April 9th

We believe baptism is a joyful response to the command of Christ that symbolizes our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Baptisms will be taking place in the baptismal in the 2nd St building during the worship gathering.

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Saturday, April 15th | 8:00am-1:00pm

1 Peter 3:15 “…always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect”. Youth For Christ (YFC) is hosting a free evangelism training event in Defiance led by Bill Allison and all are invited to attend. Please register if you are planning to attend by emailing us at

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Quiz Team Update

AHS Hosts 70-Team Bible Quiz Tournament

Seventy teams of Bible quizzers, with their coaches, supporters, and staffs from Lancaster, PA; Wayne County, West Liberty, and Northwest Ohio areas, gathered at Archbold High School, Saturday, March 25, for a giant tournament.

Nine of 13 local teams won their first matches of the day, and six, their second, which included an impressive 100- 25 Central 1 win over Slate Hill, a team which included one of Pennsylvania’s top individuals.

King’s Cross 1 and Eastland Baptist 1 made it to the elite eight of the winner’s bracket, and Pettisville Missionary 1 advanced to the final four. After winning its first four, Pettisville Missionary 1 lost to Bowmansville 1, of Pennsylvania, which finished third; Orrville, Wayne County, the tournament champion, and Redemption 3, of the West Liberty area, which finished fourth.

Pettisville Missionary 1 went 5-3, winning its last match, a tie-breaker with Smithville, to finish seventh.

King’s Cross 1 went 6-3, winning its last match 95-15 with Petra 1 of Pennsylvania, which won the ninthplace quiz-off match.

King’s Cross 2 (4-4) finished 15th, and North Clinton 1 (7-4) finished 18th. King’s Cross 3 (7-3) and Eastland Baptist 2 (5-3) each won an eight-team consolation bracket.

– Abridged from an Archbold Buckeye submission by Ross Nofziger

KCC Building Project

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Tues. April 4th | 5:30pm-8:00pm

We’re hosting work days to assist with the ongoing renovation projects at the Florence Ave. building. If you are able and willing to help, please let us know or just show up.

Community Events and Needs

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CPC women’s health resource

37th Annual Spring Benefit and Silent Auction
Tues. April 18th | 5:30pm

“You are invited to attend CPC’s 37th Annual Spring Benefit! Bring friends and family along for an evening of supporting CPC’s ministry. Receive updates from our clinics, hear a presentation by Seth Drayer, and learn how you can get involved. This is a free event, and we ask that you register below or by calling 419-636-5692, so we know you’ll be joining us.”

Discipleship Corner

New City Catechism: Question 13

Question: Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly?

Answer*Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Weekly Fighter Verse: Psalm 96:4-5

For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

We Would Love to Pray for You

We would love to pray for you! Some people think that only major crises of life are worth praying for, but the truth is that everyone needs prayer for something. James 4:2 says that we do not have because we do not ask, and when we do we often have false or impure motives. So the first step is to ask. So please come and let us pray for you in person at our Sunday worship gathering. Or, if you would like prayer now, just click the button below and fill out the form and we will pray for you.

Biblical Counseling at KCC

Life is full of things to be discouraged about, and it can be overwhelming. We believe that Jesus offers real help, hope, and healing in the difficulties of life. We believe that the power of God’s Word and Spirit offers hope of life change from the inside out. So we offer biblical counseling to those needing the comfort and wisdom of Scripture. While we believe God can work through various methods of counseling, our lead counselors are certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). We also have pastors and other counselors who have received training from Faith Biblical Counseling, and are able and willing to counsel according to the Scriptures.

If you would like to explore meeting with one of our counselors, please fill out the contact form by clicking on the button below and we will try to match you with someone.


We understand skepticism about online giving, which is why we have an Online Giving Frequently Asked Questions page on our website that explains how it works. Here are a few ways to give :
  1. Give online by clicking on the “GIVE ONLINE” button which takes you to our secure transaction site.
  2. Send your check or money order by mail, made out to King’s Cross Church.
    King’s Cross Church
    521 W. 2nd St.
    Defiance, OH 43512
  3. Drop in giving box on Sundays at the YMCA.

Compassion Fund

We know that with many businesses and services being shut down, people are losing jobs and struggling to pay their bills. If you are in need of help, we would like to know. We have a Compassion Fund for this reason. Fill out the film below as best you can and we will follow up with you.

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